Help fix windows 8 boot

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Hultramann, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Hultramann

    Hultramann MDL Novice

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    this is what I did, since I have no CD-ROM, to install Win8 I created a partion X: NTFS and set it as the ACTIVE ONE, the put there the Windows 8 installation files, and opened prompt command to type bootsect.exe /n60 X: , next I restarted my computer, and automatically it booted into the Windows 8 setup, I installed Windows 8 on the partition C: and formatted the partition C:, everything installed and after the installation finished, a multiple choice menu appears that reads:
    Windows 8
    Windows Setup

    I believe my error was not to set partition C: back as the active one, during the installation process where it asks you in which partition to install, I just formatted C: but forgot to set it as the ACTIVE ONE

    this is how my partitions look:
    C:(boot,page file,crash dump, primary partition)
    X:(System,Active,Primary partition <<<this one became hidden


    Windows Boot Manager
    --------------------
    identifier {bootmgr}
    device device partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume6
    description Windows Boot Manager
    locale en-US
    inherit {globalsettings}
    integrityservices Enable
    default {current}
    resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
    displayorder {current}
    {7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
    toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
    timeout 30

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {current}
    device partition=C:
    path \Windows\system32\winload.exe
    description Windows 8
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    recoverysequence {d83e2463-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
    integrityservices Enable
    recoveryenabled Yes
    allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
    osdevice partition=C:
    systemroot \Windows
    resumeobject {d83e2461-3627-11e2-b0f9-efb109b9309a}
    nx OptIn
    bootmenupolicy Standard

    Windows Boot Loader
    -------------------
    identifier {7619dcc9-fafe-11d9-b411-000476eba25f}
    device ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
    -000476eba25f}
    path \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe
    description Windows Setup
    locale en-US
    inherit {bootloadersettings}
    osdevice ramdisk=[boot]\sources\boot.wim,{7619dcc8-fafe-11d9-b411
    -000476eba25f}
    systemroot \windows
    bootmenupolicy Standard
    detecthal Yes
    winpe Yes
    ems No


    what I want is to make the X: partition a worthless partition just containing the Windows 8 installation files, and remove the multiple choice screen when windows starts and that everything looks like if I installed from a CD-ROM. please tell in BCDEDIT commands... does that mean I have to move the boot files or boot manager into C:?
     
  2. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  3. BTOR

    BTOR MDL Addicted

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    #3 BTOR, Dec 26, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
    are you able to boot into the installed windows 8 now ? i doubt it, are you getting the can not find bootmgr error ? are you able to boot from the now hidden windows setup files partition "X", if not how do you intend to carry on the rescue operation? what you need to do now is just set the "C" partition active and remove the boot entry of the "X" partition

    Bootsect.exe /n60 C:

    Bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd -----Note Bootrec Not the previous Bootsect in this step

    Add the entry "C" when prompted